The Washburn Heritage 40 Series of acoustic guitars feature solid Alaskan sitka spruce tops, flame maple back and sides and gold hardware. Maple has a brighter sound than mahogany or rosewood so these guitars tend to sound clearer and more articulate. This works out especially well for the larger bodied jumbo versions that might loose focus with a mellower sounding back and side wood.
The EA40SCE has a Florentine cutaway for superior upper fret access and a shallower body to reduce feedback. The high quality Fishman electronics/tuner make this guitar an outstanding choice for live performance where your acoustic tone is most important.